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Word of the Day: Seppellire

If you saw The Dark Knight Rises, the Batman movie, in Italy, then you must have heard/read the word seppellire a few times. Mostly when Alfred is talking about having buried two Waynes and not wanting to bury a third Wayne, Bruce Wayne.

Seppellire is the Italian verb that means to bury [a person]. (On the other hand, interrare would be to bury an object). The verb seppellire comes from the Latin verb, sepelire.
Subsequently the English noun, sepulcher, meaning a burial chamber, or a crypt, comes from this verb.

Example:
‘Ho seppellito il mio cane in un cimitero degli animali.’ – I buried my dog in an animal cemetery.’

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